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28/08/2020

Appeal: ‘Cat containment area’ deemed harmful to heritage

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An inspector has refused retrospective permission for a ‘cat containment area’ added to the front of a stone terraced home in a West Yorkshire conservation area, after rejecting the appellants’ claim that it was ‘almost invisible’.

The council refused permission, but the appellants had decided to construct the scheme anyway – at a cost of £10,000 – before appealing to the Planning Inspectorate. The scheme drew more than 20 objections from neighbours, who called the structure an “eyesore” that created a blind spot for motorists. 

In his decision, inspector Philip Major noted that the terrace had “a stron.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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